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Moments in the Wild Set of 4 Books for Earth Day, Spanish or English

The Moments in the Wild series is a unique set of books published by Moonstone Press and edited by Stephanie Maze.  Each book is filled with beautiful real-life images taken by world famous photographers.  The set consists of four titles available in both English and Spanish.

There is something about animals that just captures the attention and the imagination of children.  Both of my children love animals and they are always attracted to beautiful animal pictures. I  believe that an image is indeed worth a thousand words and that is the case with every page of the Moments in the Wild series of books.


From  the moment we received the Moments in the Wild books my children where drawn to them and could not help but smile at their Ohhs! Ahhs! and Awws! as they turned each page watching the gorgeous photographs.

These books are the perfect tool to encourage children to learn about wildlife and are ideal for beginning readers.  The hardcover biding makes them sturdy enough for younger children and although these books where made with preschoolers in mind they are ideal for older children who are starting to read.  The Spanish version of the series was the ideal tool to encourage both of my children to improve their reading skills in Spanish and expand their vocabulary.

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Trough vivid photographs children will discover the dazzling colors that can be found in nature from green snakes and pink flamingos to blue frogs and purple star fish.  This is a fun way to learn colors and learn about animals at the same time. The book ends with the following quote “ the animals in the world are of many different colors, just like people.”

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Animals make their homes in many different places, birds prefer nests while clown fish make the coral reef their home.  In this book children will be transported into different animal environments and homes from beehives, and African prairies to deserts and swamps.  As in all of the books in the series each turn of the page reveals a full color double-page photograph, some of them so beautiful they just take your breath away.



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This book is the ideal tool to teach children about how different animals care for their young.  The 2 page spreads depict  photographs of animals with their baby or babies from cuddly lion and polar bear cubs snuggling with their mothers to a crocodile carrying it’s young in her mouth.   My children loved getting in inside look into different animal families.  I just love the gorgeous pictures and the wonderful colors that make you feel so close to all of these animals as they are sharing such intimate moments with their young.




Colorful photographs show polar bears embraced in dance, elephants with tangled trunks, a sea lion playing peek-a-boo, lion cubs playfully biting mom’s tail and lots of other curious and fun animal behavior that had my children giggling with the turn of each page.   The full color nature photographs are accompanied by a few lines of simple text perfect for preschoolers to follow along while you read or for young independent readers.



Disclosure: I received a copy of the 4 Moments in the Wild books in English and a copy of the 4 Momentos en El Reino Animal to review but was not financially compensated in any way. All opinions expressed here are honest and my own and are based on my observations while reading this book with my children. 

About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Jennifer Clay

    My favorite animal is a monkey and we speak English in our home.
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  2. Bohemian Babushka

    You ALWAYS find the COOLEST things! Entering this one!! BB2U
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  3. Bohemian Babushka

    My fav animal is the Giraffe and Spanglish is my home language.
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  4. Loreina

    Many animals fascinate me. The Flamingo is probably my favorite…just because they’re such a pretty shade of pink! We speak English!
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  5. Allie

    I like alligators and we speak english.
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  6. Cristina

    My daughter loves elephants!

    We speak Spanish at home. Well, when daddy arrives from work they both speak in English 🙂
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  7. Coolchillmom

    The amusing moments caught my eye!
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  8. Karian ~ consaboraKaFe

    My favorite would be the flamingos and monkeys. We speak both English and Spanish but if I win I would rather receive the books in Spanish.

  9. Alejandra Ramirez

    Would like to know more about elephants and girafes. We speak English at home!
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  10. Melissa

    Our favorite animal is the gorilla.
    We speak spanish(mom) & english(dad)

  11. Alesha

    My favorite animal is a penguin, and my son’s favorite animal is a bear. We speak Spanish and English at home.

  12. Amanda

    Tiger and English

  13. Myrna

    My favorite animal is…all of them. English.

  14. Teresa

    Tigre y hablamos español.
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  15. S. Yissele

    Adoro los leones y tigres y el idioma que hablamos en casa es el español. Me encanto el sorteo! Gracias!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ
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  16. Reina Tamayo

    A mis hijos le gustan todos los animales , le gustan ir al zoologico . El idioma que hablo yo con ellos es ingles medio chueco pero me entienden , y un poco el espanol ya que no le gusta mucho a mi hijo . Pero ahora habla un poco espanol ya q esta en una escuela bilingue .
    Me encanta este sorteo , muy educativo gracias !!!!

  17. Jessica A.

    My favorite animal is the eagle and I speak both english and spanish!

  18. Vanessa

    Gracias por el sorteo, a mis hijas les encantan los monos, osos, jirafas, los felinos y tambien los reptiles, en realidad creo que todos los que conocen, nos encantaria los libros en español, es el idioma que hablamos en casa, pero todos los recursos son en ingles: tv, computadora y casi todos los libros que tenemos son en ingles.

  19. Edna Williams

    My fave would be elephants. English.

  20. Jillane Baros

    My favorite animal is a horse and we speak English.
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  21. Jamey

    We speak English and Spanish (when my husband it home) and we love the lion.

  22. Teri

    We like sharks! and speak English
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  23. Melanie

    Panda and English

  24. Erinn A

    we speak english and my son loves cats of all kinds
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  25. Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

    My personal favorite animals are the big cats such as tigers and panthers. My daughter on the other hand loves flamingos. 🙂

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